New story! Google: HTML is Faster, Safer, and More Power Efficient Than Adobe's Flash

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 26, 2017 4:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After Adobe's big announcement this morning that they plan to end support for Flash in late 2020, Google Chrome's Anthony Laforge published a blog article asking Flash developers to start transitioning to HTML.

New story! Wine Staging 2.13 Has Performance Improvements for Grand Theft Auto V, Crysis 3

The Wine Staging team announced a few moments ago the release and immediate availability for download of Wine Staging release 2.13, a new update to the more advanced compatibility layer for running Windows programs on Linux.

New story! Make Xpenology boot loader 1.02b for DSM 6.1 on Ubuntu

There are lots tutorials on how to make the Xpenology USB boot loader from a Windows PC. The process is simple but still needs you to get on Windows and download/install few programs to have the job done. We all know that Xpenology is based on Linux system, so why not just make the boot loader on Linux?

New story! Samsung Adds Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 Phones to its Unlocked by Samsung Portfolio

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics on Monday announced that it adds unlocked versions of its Samsung Galaxy J3 and Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphones to the company's "Unlocked by Samsung" portfolio.

New story! IT talent retention power tool: A learning culture

  •; By Minda Zetlin (Posted by crudder on Jul 25, 2017 11:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
How constant learning can help ward off talent problems

New story! Intel kills Curie module and Arduino 101 SBC

Intel is discontinuing its Curie wearables module and its Curie-enabled Arduino 101 SBC. Last month, Intel shut down the Joule, Edison, and Galileo. A month after Intel discontinued its Linux-ready, Atom-based Intel Joule and Intel Edison COMs, as well as its Quark-based Galileo Gen 2 SBC and its Recon Jet sports eyewear, the chipmaker announced […]

New story! Tuesday Akademy Wrapup Session

The second day of Akademy BoFs, group sessions and hacking has just finished. There is a wrapup session at the end so that what happened in the different rooms can be shared with everyone including those not present. Your browser does not support the video tag, download Monday wrapup video. Dot Categories: Community and Events

New story! Mesa has a few more games in the threaded OpenGL whitelist as of today

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 25, 2017 8:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Landing in the public Mesa-git mailing list within the last few minutes, more games have been added to the whitelist to make use of threaded OpenGL for better performance.

New story! A left-handed software user's plea

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2017 7:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Left-handed people face many challenges in a right-hand dominated world. For the 10% of us who live under their oppression, it can be maddening. In the early 20th century, my left-handed grandfather was forced to write with his right hand in school, making his handwriting completely illegible. What would great lefties like George H.W. Bush, Bart Simpson, Lt. Cmdr. Data, Barack Obama, or Bill Gates think? At least we have advanced a little... but not enough! read more

New story! Polybar: A Better WM Panel for your Linux system

If you've been using a window manager(tiling or otherwise), or you're thinking about it, you've probably looked into different options for menu bars. Most window managers either don't come with one, or they're packaged with something that's not all that useful. Polybar is an excellent answer.

New story! Linux echo Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2017 4:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, we will discuss basics of echo as well as the command line options it provides. Suppose you want to append a hard-coded line of text to a file through the command in Linux, what would you do? An obvious approach would be to open the file in an editor, and then enter the line manually. But think of a case where-in this task needs to be automated. What's your option in that case?

New story! Automatically Record/Capture All Users Terminal Sessions Activity In Linux

Script is a Unix command line utility that records everything you do on your terminal.

New story! Postmortem: What to Do After a Security Incident

Incidents happen. Vulnerabilities happen. The quality of your response can make the difference between a bad day and a disaster. What happens after the response can make the difference between endless firefighting and becoming stronger with every battle. A quality postmortem analysis is free ammunition.

New story! How to Install Mahara ePortfolio System on CentOS 7

Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system. It can also be used as a social networking platform. Mahara is written in PHP and uses either PostgreSQL or MySQL database server to store its data. You can use Mahara to create your personalized multimedia portfolio and to collaborate with others. In this tutorial, we will install Mahara on CentOS 7 server.

New story! What you need to know about hybrid cloud

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2017 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Of the many technologies that have emerged over the past decade, cloud computing is notable for its rapid advance from a niche technology to global domination. On its own, cloud computing has created a lot of confusion, arguments, and debates, and "hybrid" cloud, which blends several types of cloud computing, has created even more uncertainty. Read on for answers to some of the most common questions about hybrid cloud. read more

New story! Canonical asks users help in deciding Ubuntu Linux desktop apps

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2017 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The next long-term support version of Ubuntu desktop Linux will include default programs chosen by users.

New story! Python autocomplete-in-the-cloud tool Kite pushes into projects, gets stabbed with a fork

Cloud dev biz tries rainmaking, stirs up storm of complaints Kite, a San Francisco-based development tools startup, has managed to alienate developers by quietly altering open-source projects for its benefit.…

New story! How to View Song Lyrics on the Linux Desktop

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 25, 2017 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
There are a number of great options for seeing your favorite song lyrics on your Linux desktop. These music players and standalone utilities can help.

New story! When the hacker ethic meets old ideas about brand

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2017 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open organizations apply principles from open source software development more broadly. Existing organizations find the open approach appealing because it promises gains in productivity and efficiency—but openness may have farther-reaching consequences than we anticipate or intend. One influential set of open principles comes from Steven Levy's book about the early history of the computing revolution, Hackers. Levy lays out what he calls "the Hacker Ethic," and it begins with "the Hands-On Imperative": read more

New story! GNOME Builder IDE to Receive Largest UI Change Since Its Creation, on GNOME 3.26

The GNOME Builder IDE (Integrated Development Environment) open-source tool designed to help aspiring application developers create modern apps for the GNOME/GTK+ ecosystem will get a major revamp for the GNOME 3.26 desktop release.

New story! Announcing Boltron: The Modular Server Preview

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2017 5:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The Modularity and Server Working Groups are very excited to announce the availability of the Boltron Preview Release. Boltron is a bit of an anomaly in the Fedora world — somewhere between a Spin and a preview for the future... Continue Reading →

New story! Akademy Awards 2017

Every year at Akademy we celebrate some of our hardest working achievers in the community. The prizes are selected and awarded by the previous year's winners.

New story! 70,000 Memcached Servers Can Be Hacked Using Eight-Month-Old Flaws

Eight months after three critical vulnerabilities were fixed in the memcached open source caching software, there are over 70,000 caching servers directly exposed on the internet that have yet to be patched. Hackers could execute malicious code on them or steal potentially sensitive data from their caches, security researchers warn.

New story! Share Your Mesos Expertise: Submit a Proposal for MesosCon Europe Today

MesosCon is an annual conference that brings together users and developers to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem. The conference will feature two days of sessions to learn more about the Apache Mesos core and related technologies. The Call For Papers (CFP) for MesosCon Europe is closing soon! Submit your proposal by July 28 for consideration.

New story! WiFi-ready Omega2 module is now available in surface-mount versions

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2017 12:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Onion announced two surface-mount spin-offs of the WiFi-enabled Omega2 module, which runs Linux on a MediaTek MT7688 SoC, and unveiled a new dev board. A year after launching its second-gen Omega2 computer-on-module, which advanced from a 400MHz Atheros AR9331 to a similarly MIPS-driven 580MHz MediaTek MT7688, Onion Corp. has revised the Omega2 with two surface […]

New story! 'Devil's Ivy' Is Another Wake-Up Call for IoT Security

Although many media outlets have been quick to blame the open source practice of code reuse on the scope of this exploit, that ignores the core issue. The real problem is the lack of standards -- especially when it comes to security -- for IoT devices.

New story! How to Monitor Log Files with Graylog2 on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2017 10:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Graylog is a free and open source log management tool based on Java, Elasticsearch and MongoDB that can be used to collect, index and analyze any server log from centralized location. You can easily monitor the SSH logins and unusual activity for debugging applications and logs using Graylog.

New story! GoDaddy Drops Curtain on Its Cloud Business… Again

GoDaddy is shuttering Cloud Servers, its public cloud service. I know what you’re thinking. “GoDaddy is in the public cloud business?” Therein might lie the problem.

New story! Akademy Monday Wrapup Session Video

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2017 8:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
Akademy has had its first full day of BoFs, group sessions discussing our plans for the next year. The wrapup session has just finished so watch the video to find out about what Plasma devs are working on, what tutorials happened and how we avoided a fist fight to the finish. Your browser does not support the video tag, download Monday wrapup video.

New story! 15 ways to empower students with open source tools

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2017 7:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The academic year is firing back up soon, so you'll be seeing more education articles on in the coming weeks. read more

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